Safe in the sun with Beach & Bandits


Children love summer: they can play outside in the sun and build sand castles on the beach. The sun is an indispensable source of energy and stimulates the production of vitamin D, but too much sun is not good. The skin of young children is very sensitive and can therefore burn quickly. The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage your child's skin in just 15 minutes. If you were burned a lot as a child, this can even double the risk of skin cancer later in life. That is why extra protection against the sun is very important for children.
UV clothing is a must The best way to protect your children from the sun is a combination of sunscreen, shade and (UV) clothing. Normal summer clothing does not provide sufficient protection against harmful UV radiation. Did you know that a dry white t-shirt only offers protection of SPF 10? And if the t-shirt gets wet, the factor even drops to SPF 3. It is therefore a myth that an ordinary t-shirt protects you from the sun. Using sunscreen is a must, but small children often do not like greasy sunscreens or have no patience for extensive sunscreen sessions. And keeping your child completely out of the sun is often not feasible.
Safe in the sun with BEACH & BANDITS Thanks to our UPF50+ swimwear, good sun protection no longer has to be a challenge. All our swimwear has a protective factor of UPF50+, which means that 97.5% of harmful UVA and UVB radiation is blocked. Not only does our UPF50+ swimwear protect your kids from the sun, but with our summery colors, quirky texts and cheerful prints they also look very cool. We guarantee that our swimwear has the functionality that parents (like us) need for our children: UV protective, comfortable, lightweight, breathable and quick-drying. With our UPF50+ swimwear, your little ones are perfectly protected from the sun and can enjoy the beach safely and fashionably.



SUNSCREEN Don't forget to apply sunscreen to your child in areas that will certainly be exposed to the sun. Also apply when your child is sitting in the shade or when it is cloudy. Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF30 and UVA and UVB protection. Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming. Don't be sparing when applying sunscreen, but use a generous amount of sunscreen.


Wear (UV) protective clothing In addition to applying sunscreen, it is also wise to dress your child against the sun. Our UV-resistant clothing offers good protection against the sun (UPF50+ equals factor 50).


Seek the shade Keep your child out of the sun as much as possible during the hottest time of the day, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing siesta in the shade with your child or stay indoors. It is better to keep babies up to 1 year old out of the sun as much as possible.


Put on a sun hat or cap and protect your eyes with sunglasses Let your child wear a cap or hat, this provides good protection for the head, face, neck and shoulders and reduces the risk of sunstroke. Also wear sunglasses with a UV filter to protect your eyes.


Learned young is done old Try to set a good example as much as possible by not lying in the sun all day long, applying good sunscreen and occasionally seeking shade. By following all the tips together, the children will often continue to do this in the future. Ultimately, it is not only children's skin that needs protection from the sun.